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(The Center Square) – Vice President Mike Pence plans to be in Baton Rouge Tuesday to meet with Gov. John Bel Edwards and state higher education officials.

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The Livingston Parish Public Schools system has released a survey to determine how many parents/guardians plan on driving their children to and from school or have them ride the bus when in-person instruction begins this school year.

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(The Center Square) – The U.S. is withdrawing from the World Health Organization (WHO), a move threatened by President Donald Trump in May and formalized this week.

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As regions of the country are seeing rebounding rates of COVID-19, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) reminds everyone that practicing social distancing and continuing to cover your face when in public is the best recourse to slow the spread of the virus.

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(The Center Square) – The U.S. economy added 4.8 million jobs in June, breaking a record that was set just in May. The unemployment rate dropped to 11.1 percent, the U.S. Department of Labor reported.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards said he isn’t yet considering moving the state backward in its reopening plan amid the coronavirus pandemic, but that could change if the current trajectory holds up and the state’s ability to deliver healthcare is once again threatened.

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Tuesday, June 30, the Senate passed the Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act, which Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) introduced in May 2019. The bill would save billions of federal taxpayer dollars by curbing erroneous government payments to people who are deceased.

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(The Center Square) – The federal unemployment insurance emergency payments of an additional $600 per week to those laid off because of COVID-19 restrictions discourages work and slows down economic recovery, several reports indicate. Several congressmen have introduced proposals to address …

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(The Center Square) – According to a new analysis by the National Education Association (NEA), “the nation stands to lose 1.89 million education jobs over the next three years,” and as a result, states need an additional $116.5 billion in bailout money from the federal government in addition…

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(The Center Square) – The Louisiana Senate approved two new tax benefits Sunday for businesses despite concerns the measures would chip away at state funding without offering much of a return for the taxpayers.

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ALBANY – Albany football coach Mike Janis realizes the different time we live in thanks to the novel coronavirus, but he also realizes his team has been ready to get back to playing the game for a while.

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Livingston Parish reported 20 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, bringing the local case count to 814, according to the latest figures from the Louisiana Department of Health.

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(The Center Square) – Restricting group sizes and physical contact, monitoring symptoms, and wearing face coverings will be important to mitigate health risks if schools reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, state education and health officials say.

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(The Center Square) – Louisiana House Republicans have revitalized a petition to overturn Gov. John Bel Edwards’ COVID-19 emergency declaration, seeking to end restrictions on businesses and churches meant to control the spread of the disease.

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(The Center Square) – Democrats run nine of the 10 states with the highest unemployment rates, The Wall Street Journal editorial board wrote. These states have implemented the most severe restrictions during their state’s emergency shutdown orders and are showing little-to-no signs of econom…

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(The Center Square) – The Louisiana Senate Finance Committee approved all of the major state spending bills Wednesday, getting lawmakers one step closer to completing the constitutionally required work they didn’t finish during the pandemic-shortened regular session.